If you live in the Houston area and are looking for something to do this weekend, you should head to the NRG Center and check out the 2016 Houston Auto Show. We were there earlier this week for the media days, but now the general public can check out all the cars. FCA US is back in force, and they have brought along their Camp Jeep and Ram Trucks Test Track to the floor of … [Read more…]

It’s almost race weekend in Daytona for the running of the 2016 Rolex 24 hour race. This race is special because it marks the return of the Ford GT to sports car racing in the United States. Today was qualifying, and rain in Florida made it a challenge. Joey Hand, one of the drivers of the #66 Ford GT had this to say about qualifying; The conditions were treacherous. I’m … [Read more…]

Our ride this week, plus our ride to the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is the 2016 Kia Optima LX Turbo. This mid-range Optima is a close sibling to the Hyundai Sonata, but there are a few key differences. We look forward to fighting the snow and the Detroit traffic in it (as much as you can look forward to such things). The Optima has a 1.6L … [Read more…]

It’s time for the 2016 CES show in Las Vegas, and every single year it gets bigger and bigger with automotive companies taking part. While we’re expecting some big news from Ford and General Motors in the coming days, some news trickled out today regarding infotainment options from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford. Both companies will be supporting Android Auto and Apple’s … [Read more…]

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The 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), also sometimes called the Detroit Auto Show, is rapidly approaching. We thought we’d set up this open thread for the various discussions related to the show before, during, and afterwards. We’ll be there, and have our standard coverage, but this is a chance for you all to help participate in the process. Feel free to … [Read more…]

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes behind the wheel of one of the most interesting trucks of the year. The 2016 Nissan Titan XD is all new, and powered by a 5.0L V8 Cummins diesel engine. The goal of the truck is to appeal to the people who want more than a half-ton pickup, but don’t need the capability of a full-three-quarter-ton. Nissan claims … [Read more…]


In a world of BMW M3s and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMGs, are there are real alternatives that aren’t so… German? Coming next year the folks at Alfa Romeo are bringing you a decidedly Italian version of the four-door sports sedan, and it looks like it’s going to be stellar. We’re excited for the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. Lapping the Nürburgring in 7 minutes, 39 … [Read more…]

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